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Shield volcano 613 m / 2,011 ft
Danakil depression, Ethiopia, 13.6°N / 40.66°EAktueller Status
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| ReportsErta Ale volcano videosErta Ale Vulkan-B cher | ToursAusbrüche des Erta Ale:
1873(?), 1903(?), 1904(?), 1906, 1940, 1960, 1967-2004, 2005-ongoingTypische Aktivität:
Effusive. Persistant lava lake.Letzte Erdbeben in der Nähe
Erta Ale VulkanresienWüste, Salz und Vulkane
(14-tägige Expedition zum Vulkan Erta Ale und zur Danakil Tiefebene (Äthiopien))
Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:
Sat, 16 Dec 2017, 08:58
Observers at the edge of Erta Ale´s summit lava lake around dawn, November 2015 (photo: Ingrid Smet - VolcanoAdventures)
Our Danakil expedition
organiser and tour guide Enku has returned from a short visit to Erta Ale and informed us about both the security situation on the volcano as its activity at the summit. ...mehr
Wed, 6 Dec 2017, 10:07
Watching the lava lake of Erta Ale at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoAdventures)
Very sad news arrives from the Danakil desert where last Sunday 3 December a German tourist died and his Ethiopian guide got injured while they were climbing Erta Ale. The two were part of a larger tourist group which had traveled from Mekele and was making their way up to the summit of the volcano. ...mehr
Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 16:07
Sentinel 2 satellite image of Erta Ale volcano taken on 17 August 2017 (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data)
Volcanic activity remains very high at Erta Ale, the shield volcano in the Danakil depression in northern Ethiopia. ...mehr
Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 07:44
One of the most remarkable eruptions in recent times on the African continent continues with little signs of ending. ...mehr
Wed, 31 May 2017, 09:26
Erta Ale's eruption on SENTINEL 2 satellite imagery on 29 May 2017 (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data; Composition / annotations: Culture Volcan)
The activity of the volcano remains intense and continues from both the summit (lava lake in south pit) and from the SE rift zone (lava lakes and lava flows). ...mehr
Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 17:04
Erta Ale's eruption on SENTINEL 2 satellite imagery on March 30th (image: SENTINEL2 / ESA-Copernicus data; Composition / annotations: Culture Volcan)
The activity remains very elevated at the volcano. Since the start of the (still ongoing) flank eruption in January, a second lava lake has formed at the flank eruption site and a growing lava field is active about 2-3 km northeast of it. ...mehr
Wed, 8 Feb 2017, 08:12
A story in pictures of Erta Ale volcano's intense lava lake overflowing phase as witnessed by participants from our recent Volcano Special tour during 16-19 January 2017. ...mehr
Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 20:05
NASA Earth Observatory image of Erta Ale on 26 Jan 2017, by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.
A new Landsat 8 satellite image from yesterday published by Nasa's Earth Observatory site shows the location of the new flank eruption at Erta Ale. ...mehr
Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 13:17
Hot spots on Erta Ale's caldera (MODIS data, Univ. Hawai'i)
The flank eruption has been confirmed and it is still going on strong. ...mehr
Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 11:09
Hot spots on Erta Ale - the reported flank eruption is not (yet) visible (MODIS data, Univ. Hawai'i)
News have come in about a fissure eruption at the SE flank of the volcano, approx. 7 km distance from the summit caldera and its lava lake (which partially collapsed on and after 20 Jan). ...mehr
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